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Old 04-14-08, 09:13 AM
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Chub Hubs

are back! woohoo chub hub! *fistpump*

https://bythehive.com/development/?page_id=22

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Old 04-14-08, 09:20 AM
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Funny. I missed these the first time. but when i finally saw one on a bike, i really liked it. what is the problem with chub hubs? I read they have QC or design flaws. What is it? Also, are they as heavy as they look?
 
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They were wicked expensive back in the day. Almost 2 bills for a hub, if I recall correctly. At that price point, most people just went Phil.

The stock bearings sucked. They had some other problems too, but I don't really remember what they were. The price is what threw me off though.

EDIT - that, and the fact that each hub weighed like 1/2 pound or something like that. It's all slowly coming back to me.
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I am very, VERY curious to hear if these are the same people as the original Chub, or if they picked up the design/tooling.
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what's the appeal of these? just a fat-looking high flange hub? or is there something special about the hub diameter that is desired?
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Originally Posted by metaljim View Post
what's the appeal of these? just a fat-looking high flange hub? or is there something special about the hub diameter that is desired?
They're different. They look kind of cool, but that isn't enough to make me drop the coin for one.
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Old 04-14-08, 10:17 AM
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they should call them CHUD hubs this time around






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they look cartoonish
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Old 04-14-08, 10:22 AM
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I don't know about those..
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Old 04-14-08, 10:58 AM
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Originally Posted by sashae View Post
I am very, VERY curious to hear if these are the same people as the original Chub, or if they picked up the design/tooling.
it's the same people, straight from the mouth of HTATBL https://www.howtoavoidthebummerlife.c...ol_1.html#more
scroll down about halfway
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Old 04-14-08, 06:22 PM
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https://www.bikeforums.net/showpost.p...6&postcount=17

Soulcraft had them on some bikes at NAHMBS
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Old 04-15-08, 10:39 AM
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Made in Taiwan now.
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ooooooooooh the weight is "XXX". how provocative!
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They're gonna be expensive, aren't they?
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I betcha. I'd sooner go Phil or King if I was looking for absurdly expensive SS hubs.
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Old 04-15-08, 07:12 PM
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that site is annoying. it provides no product and no information. nothing.
 
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I enjoy the "bred on the cobbled streets of Boston" bit... what did they do, ride back and forth across North Square again and again?
 
Old 04-15-08, 08:49 PM
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chub hubs are large and in charge...maybe
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Old 04-15-08, 08:56 PM
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sooo ugly
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I like 'em. But probably not enough to buy them if they're as expensive as I assume they might be (assume... well, they don't say, so..... ).
My formulas work ok.
Although, were I to get a nice track frame and build it into the hipsterbike of my dreams, I'd probably use those.

Or colored Phils.
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Chub Info

Hey All -
Just wanted to drop a line in here to let you know we are the guys doing the Chub hubs. I'll try to answer a few questions that were brought up in the thread.
Cheers,
Joel
  • Yes, as written in howtoavoidthebummerlife, the original Chub guy Joe is involved. We have partnered up with him to improve and reintroduce Chub. We have improved upon several manufacturing processes as well as upgraded some of the material used such as bearings. The other main difference is that Chub will have a full time support team to address any questions or problems any of you may have.
  • The most critical technical advantage is 70% less stress on the spoke due to the larger flanges. This allows you to build a much stronger wheel with lower spoke tension.
  • Weights: Track Rear - 296g; Track Front - 96g; SS Disc Rear: 286g; MTB Disc Front QR - 160g; Keep in mind you can run less spokes that are shorter than a normal high flange track hub so this can save some weight.
  • Pricing: Track Rear - $225; Track Front - $119; SS Disc Rear - $225; MTB Disc Front QR - $179
  • Site Content - we are just launching the site and it will grow quickly in the coming months. Please bear with us. We are available to answer any questions you have that are not yet addressed by the site. You can email thehive@bythehive.com
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Originally Posted by joel_thehive View Post
Hey All -
Just wanted to drop a line in here to let you know we are the guys doing the Chub hubs. I'll try to answer a few questions that were brought up in the thread.
Cheers,
Joel
  • Yes, as written in howtoavoidthebummerlife, the original Chub guy Joe is involved. We have partnered up with him to improve and reintroduce Chub. We have improved upon several manufacturing processes as well as upgraded some of the material used such as bearings. The other main difference is that Chub will have a full time support team to address any questions or problems any of you may have.
  • The most critical technical advantage is 70% less stress on the spoke due to the larger flanges. This allows you to build a much stronger wheel with lower spoke tension.
  • Weights: Track Rear - 296g; Track Front - 96g; SS Disc Rear: 286g; MTB Disc Front QR - 160g; Keep in mind you can run less spokes that are shorter than a normal high flange track hub so this can save some weight.
  • Pricing: Track Rear - $225; Track Front - $119; SS Disc Rear - $225; MTB Disc Front QR - $179
  • Site Content - we are just launching the site and it will grow quickly in the coming months. Please bear with us. We are available to answer any questions you have that are not yet addressed by the site. You can email thehive@bythehive.com
So you can run fewer spokes with them. I hadn't thought about that. What kind of drillings are we looking at here?
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Old 04-16-08, 02:33 PM
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fewer spokes

We're offering 32h and 24h. Some people still want to run more spokes (32) despite the technical advantages of the hubs, but there will be some people more concerned with weight - for those folks we are doing a 24h version.

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So you can run fewer spokes with them. I hadn't thought about that. What kind of drillings are we looking at here?
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chainine

is the chainline the same as the old hubs? 44.5?
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Old 04-21-08, 12:26 PM
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Hey Soil Sampler,
The chainline has not changed from the previous version - it is in fact 44.7mm. In the coming weeks, we will be adding all of this technical info to the website.
Cheers,
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is the chainline the same as the old hubs? 44.5?
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